4th Annual Conference on Psychedelics and Psychedelic Medicine

Boston, MA US
November 15, 2024 to November 16, 2024

We invite you to join us at the Westin Copley place in Boston for our 4th Annual Conference on Psychedelics and Psychedelic Medicine conference. 

 

Please Note: The conference will be held in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

This conference will provide up-to-date overviews and discussions of advances in the field of psychedelics and psychedelic-assisted therapies, with an emphasis on clinical studies and practice. Mechanisms of action including pharmacology, neuroscience, psychodynamic theory will be discussed, with a focus on specific clinical entities such as depression, PTSD, and addictions. Additional panel discussions and presentations will explore history, ethics, cultural issues, plant medicine, and many other relevant topics within the rapidly growing field of psychedelic medicine.

Why Attend? 

  1. Gain Knowledge, Insight, and Comprehension: Keep abreast of the latest developments in psychedelics and psychedelic-assisted therapies, focusing on clinical research and practical applications. 
  2. Connect and Build Relationships: Engage with peers and specialists in the psychedelics industry, fostering networking opportunities and collaborations throughout the conference and beyond. 
  3. Stay Current and Informed: Expand your understanding of the dynamic field of psychedelic medicine by participating in panel discussions and presentations that cover a wide range of topics, including history, ethics, culture, plant medicine, and other pertinent issues. 

Can't attend in person? Register for 2024 Virtual Psychedelics

Pricing

MDs/Doctoral-Level Professionals

Early Bird Registration (before August 15, 2024: $650

Regular Registration (after August 15, 2024): $750.00

Other Professionals or Trainees
Early Bird Registration (before August 15, 2024): $575

Regular Registration (after August 15, 2024) $675.00

Residents & Medical Students: $150.00

Ticketed Lunch Seminar (Optional):

Building a Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Practice - November 16, 2024

$115.00


PRINTED SYLLABUS  

Price: $65.00 

The conference syllabus is a printed book with all slide presentations and space to take notes adjacent to each slide. Please note, all syllabus purchases are non-refundable and non-shippable and must be picked up onsite at the conference. As an alternative to purchasing a conference syllabus, we provide all attendees with completely free access to all slide presentations in digital PDF format prior to the conference. This is an environmentally friendly alternative and helps keep costs lower for all attendees.

E-SYLLABUS

We provide all attendees  with completely free access to all slide presentations in digital PDF format prior to the conference. This is an environmentally friendly alternative and helps keep costs lower for all attendees. The e-syllabus will be available for 30 days after the conference. 


Cancellation Policy

A refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee will be issued for refund requests received by October 2, 2024.  No refunds will be issued for refund requests made after October 2, 2024. Payments made may not be applied to future conferences or other educational activities. There are no exceptions to these policies.

Target Audience

This program is intended for mental health practitioners including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, social workers and clinical psychologists.

.Accreditation
In support of improving patient care, MGH Institute of Health Professions is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  


15.0  Physicians

MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


15.0 Nursing Contact Hours

MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this activity for 15.0contact hours for nurses.


15.0 Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, MGH Institute of Health Professions is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. MGH Institute of Health Professions maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 15.0 clock hours for continuing education credits.


15.0 IPCE Credit

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, MGH Institute of Health Professions is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. MGH Institute of Health Professions maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 15.0 clock hours for continuing education credits.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare different models of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (eg, psycholytic vs psychedelic)
  2. Explain the neuropsychopharmacology of classical psychedelics as well as atypical psychedelics such as ketamine and empathogens such as MDMA
  3. Identify hypotheses for mechanisms of action of psychedelics on the brain, based on recent neuroimaging studies
  4. Critique contemporary medico-cultural issues within psychedelic research, including race-based structural biases and epistemic injustice
  5. Assess potential applications of psychedelic-assisted therapy in extra-psychiatric fields, such as within palliative care and spirituality, as well as within medicine, such as for pain and immunomodulation
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 15.00 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 15.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 15.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 15.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number

  • 15.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 15.00 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 15.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

Registration opens: 
03/01/2024
Course closes: 
11/30/2024
Event starts: 
11/15/2024 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
11/16/2024 - 5:00pm EST
Cost:
$750.00
Rating: 
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4th Annual Conference on Psychedelics & Psychedelic Medicine

Program Agenda

November 15-16, 2024

Day 1 – November 15, 2024

8:00-8:05 AM             Welcome and Introduction

Franklin King, MD

 

MODULE TOPIC 1: Background, Pharmacology, & Keynote

8:05–8:30 AM            A Brief History of Psychedelics

Franklin King, MD

 

8:30-8:55 AM              Pharmacology   

Franklin King, MD

 

8:55-9:40 AM              Keynote: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: a 21st Century Approach to Mental Health?  

                                       Rick Doblin, PhD

 

9:40-9:55 AM              Question & Answer

Moderator: Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD

Discussant: Rick Doblin, PhD

 

9:55-10:10 AM             Break

 

MODULE TOPIC 2:  Risks, Harms and Conceptual Challenges

10:10-10:35 AM           From Efficacy to Effectiveness: Towards Reliable Evidence-Based Policy for Psychedelic Therapies

  Eduardo Schenberg, PhD                                  

 

10:35-11:00 AM           Risks and Harms in Psychedelics and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies
Alden Doerner Rinaldi, MD

 

11:00-11:25 AM           A Theological Reckoning with Bad Trips: A Patient’s Perspective
Rachel Peterson, MD

 

11:25-11:55 AM           Panel Discussion

                                        Moderator: Franklin King, MD
Panelists: Rachel Peterson, MD, Alden Doerner Rinaldi, MD, Eduardo Schenberg, PhD.

 

 11:55-12:55 PM          Lunch Break (on your own)

 

MODULE TOPIC 3: Psychedelics & Psychosomatics

12:55-1:25 PM             Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Serious Medical Illness

Roxanne Sholevar, MD, Zachary Sager, MD, Yvan Beaussant, MD

 

1:25-1:50 PM               Psilocybin in Functional Medical Disorders: A Pilot Study in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Erin Mauney, MD; Franklin King, MD

 

1:50-2:20 PM              Panel Discussion

Moderator: Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD

Panelists: Erin Mauney, MD, Roxanne Sholevar, MD, Zachary Sager, MD, Yvan Beaussant, MD, Franklin King, MD

 

MODULE TOPIC 4: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

2:20-2:45 PM              Reflections from Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Using Ketamine and MDMA 

            Elizabeth Call, PhD

 

2:45-3:10 PM              What’s Therapy Got to Do With It?

            Michael Alpert, MD

 

3:10-3:35 PM               Music and Your Mind: Approach to Music in Psychedelic Therapy Sessions

Lisa Summer, PhD

 

3:35-4:05 PM              Panel Discussion
Moderator: Franklin King, MD

                                    Panelists: Elizabeth Call, PhD, Michael Alpert, MD, Lisa Summer, PhD

 

4:05-4:15 PM              Break

 

4:15 – 5:15PM              Friday Breakout Seminars:

The Neurobiology of Plant Medicine: Leveraging 21st Century Approaches to Ethnobotany
Stephen Haggarty, PhD

 

Psychedelics and Psychosis: Phenomenological Differences and Overlaps

Haley Maria Dourron, PhD

 

Decolonizing the Medicalization of Psychedelics

Christine Hauskeller, PhD

 

Day 2 – November 16, 2024

 

8:00-8:05 AM              Welcome & Introduction

Franklin King, MD

 

MODULE TOPIC 5:  Neuroscience of Psychedelics

8:05-8:30 AM            Simultaneous Imaging of Clinicians and Participants with Fibromyalgia: Perspectives and Results from the MDMA Hyperscan Study

                                    Vitaly Napadow, PhD

 

8:30-8:55 AM              The Effects of Psilocybin on Cognition

                                        Ceyda Sayali, PhD

 

8:55-9:20 AM              Cognitive Neuroscience of Psychedelics

                                        Alfred Kaye, MD, PhD

 

9:20-9:50 AM              Panel Discussion

            Moderator: Bruce Rosen, MD, PhD

                                    Panelists: Ceyda Sayali, PhD, Alfred Kaye, MD, PhD,

                                     Vitaly Napadow, PhD

 

9:50-10:05 AM            Break

 

MODULE TOPIC 6: Ketamine 

10:05-10:25 AM            Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy – Inpatient Treatment of the     Future? 

 Fernando Espi Forcen, MD

 

10:25-10:50 AM            Ketamine and Esketamine for Major Depression

 Cristina Cusin, MD

           

10:50-11:20 AM           Panel Discussion

 Moderator: Franklin King, MD

 Panelists: Cristina Cusin, MD, Fernando Espi Forcen, MD

 

MODULE TOPIC 7:  Clinical Applications of Psychedelics  

11:20-11:45 AM          Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy for Depression: A Critical Look at the Evidence

                                        Kelley O’Donnell, MD

 

11:45-12:05 PM           Amplifying PTSD Treatments with MDMA  

Anne Wagner, PhD

 

12:05-12:25 PM           Psychedelics and Addictions: Psilocybin for Cocaine Use Disorder

Brian Barnett, MD  

 

12:25-12:55 PM          Panel Discussion

            Moderator: Franklin King, MD

Panelists: Kelley O’Donnell, MD, Anne Wagner, PhD, Brian Barnett, MD  

 

12:55-1:55 PM             Lunch Break (on your own)

Ticketed Lunch Workshop – Building a Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Practice

                                       Albert Yeung, MD; Maren Nyer, PhD; Elizabeth Call, PhD; Francis Guerriero, MA, LICSW

 

MODULE TOPIC 8:  Structural and Systemic Issues in Psychedelics 

1:55-2:20 PM              Challenging Structural Racism in Psychedelic Research

Darron Smith, PhD

 

2:20-2:45 PM              Psychedelics and the Law

Mason Marks, MD, JD

 

2:45-3:15 PM              Panel Discussion

Moderator: Franklin King, MD
Panelists: Mason Marks, MD, JD, Darron Smith, PhD

 

3:15-3:30 PM             Break

 

MODULE TOPIC 9:  Challenges of Implementation

3:30-3:55 PM              How to Educate Clinicians on Psychedelics?

                                        Janis Phelps, PhD, Franklin King, MD, Roxanne Sholevar, MD

 

3:55-4:20 PM              Who’s Going to Pay for All This? Challenges of Psychedelic Rollout in

                                    Hospital Psychiatry

Brian Barnett, MD

 

4:20-4:50 PM              Panel Discussion

            Moderator – Franklin King, MD

                                    Panelists: Janis Phelps, PhD, Brian Barnett, MD, Roxanne Sholevar, MD

 

4:50 PM                      Adjourn

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
United States
+1 (617) 262-9600

Join us at the Westin Copley Place for The Fourth Annual Conference on Psychedelics and Psychedelic Medicine!

We have arranged a special discounted rate for our valued Psychedelics 2024 attendees.
Attendees will receive the hotel booking link via the email they used for their mghcme.org account once they have succesfully registered for the conference.

Course Director:
Franklin King, MD

Please check back for faculty information.

Jointly Accredited Provider, Interprofessional Continuing Education

Accreditation
In support of improving patient care, MGH Institute of Health Professions is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  

 


15.0 Physicians

MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


15.0 Nursing Contact Hours

MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this activity for 15.0 contact hours for nurses.


15.0 Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, MGH Institute of Health Professions is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. MGH Institute of Health Professions maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 15.0 clock hours for continuing education credits.


15.0 IPCE Credit

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, MGH Institute of Health Professions is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. MGH Institute of Health Professions maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 15.0 clock hours for continuing education credits.

 


Available Credit

  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 15.00 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 15.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 15.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 15.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number

  • 15.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 15.00 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 15.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

Price

Cost:
$750.00
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